"The La Niña weather system of 2010-2011 cooled the ocean and caused this years salmon run to be months later than usual. Bears paced along the shoreline day after day and slowly began losing muscle mass.
Alaska sat tense and still, waiting for salmon.
My work combines fact and research with creative narratives to enlighten viewers and emotionally mimic the thrill of scientific discovery. Through reading journals, articles, and books, and partnering with scientists and conservationists, I weave together a story that visually represents the research while allowing the mystery of the unknown to persist. I often accompany each piece with a short statement or quote, meant to give the audience insight into the research behind the work, allowing the viewer to feel a sense of knowledge gaining from a piece of art.
Through combining hard science with fantastical imagery, I hope to send my viewers on a journey mimicking the arch and thrill of research and learning—intrigue, questioning, investigation, and, finally, discovery."
More of Jackie's work can be found at www.jackiedorage.com